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    Being a Digital Leader Has Never Been More Urgent

    - by Wharton Business School

    When the Mosaic browser, with its consumer-friendly interface, was released to the world in 1993, most had no idea how radically this first foray into the internet era would transform our lives – both personally and professionally.  As humans, we are generally poor at detecting and acting on early signals of change. And as business leaders, we do not fare much better. Most companies were late to the party on PCs, eCommerce, Smartphones, digital payments, the sharing economy, Gig work, AI, and now virtual ways of working. And it’s not for lack of trying. Last year, companies spent nearly $1.2…

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    A memo to HR: Expand focus and extend influence

    - by Deloitte

    ​The future of HR must be one of expanded focus and extended influence: expanding its focus to encompass the entirety of work and the workforce, and extending its sphere of influence to the enterprise and business ecosystem as a whole. DEAR HR, Out of all the chapters we drafted this year, we were most excited and, frankly, most nervous about this one. Over the past decade of our Global Human Capital Trends report, we have been prolific in our writing about HR. In fact, in looking back, we have written at least 13 distinct chapters on the topic, not including the calls to…

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    New Leadership Challenges for the Virtual World of Work

    - by MIT Sloan

    The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly and dramatically upended the working world, creating unanticipated business and leadership challenges. Some organizations are pivoting hard to new delivery channels, new products, and new operating models without having enough time to manage the impact of these changes thoughtfully. As a result, many executives currently find themselves shooting from the hip, bereft of their usual channels to engage deeply with stakeholders and gain agreement on the path forward. Read more of what MIT Sloan thinks here…

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    Operational Excellence Newsletter May 2020

    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2020

    Helping companies to become high-performance organizations       Operational Excellence By Design SM   May 2020     Monthly Musing   “In the Legion, you march or you die” – Unofficial Motto of the French Foreign Legion     Founder’s Corner   COVID-19; Blame is for God and Small Children   Unless you are a person that firmly believes there will be a second wave – or even that there might be a second wave – the reactions and measures taken to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to calm down and the world is beginning to unwind the measures that…

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    COVID-19; Blame is for God and Small Children

    - by Joseph Paris

    Unless you are a person that firmly believes there will be a second wave – or even that there might be a second wave –  the reactions and measures taken to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to calm down and the world is beginning to unwind the measures that have been put in place; albeit to varying degrees and velocities and with little consistency. On thing is for certain; this event will be studied for years to come as data is gathered, scrubbed, and harmonized so that proper analysis can take place.  Unfortunately, another thing which is as certain is…

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